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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Pleasant Springs, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Pleasant Springs and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Pleasant Springs:
    • 42.971945, -89.190393
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Pleasant Springs
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pleasant Springs ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Cooksville [Rock County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooksville
    • Cooksville [Rock County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Pleasant Springs
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooksville
  • Cottage Grove [Dane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottage Grove
    • Cottage Grove [Dane County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Pleasant Springs
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,158 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottage Grove
  • Door Creek [Dane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Door Creek
    • Door Creek [Dane County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Pleasant Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Door Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Door Creek
  • Hillside [Dane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillside
    • Hillside [Dane County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Pleasant Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillside
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    • Hope [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hope
      • Hope [Dane County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Pleasant Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hope
    • Lakeview [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview
      • Lakeview [Dane County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Pleasant Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview
    • London [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for London
      • London [Dane County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Pleasant Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for London have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on London
    • Oregon [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oregon
      • Oregon [Dane County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Pleasant Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,731 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oregon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oregon
    • Pleasant Hill [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Dane County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Pleasant Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill
    • Red Bridge Crossing [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Bridge Crossing
      • Red Bridge Crossing [Dane County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Pleasant Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Bridge Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Bridge Crossing
    • Rockdale [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockdale
      • Rockdale [Dane County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Pleasant Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 216 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockdale
    • Rutland [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rutland
      • Rutland [Dane County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Pleasant Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rutland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rutland
    • Seminary Springs [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seminary Springs
      • Seminary Springs [Dane County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Pleasant Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seminary Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seminary Springs
    • Stone [Dane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stone
      • Stone [Dane County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Pleasant Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stone

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Pleasant Springs. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

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    • Charles Sydney Ainsworth     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Manchester (England) on Sunday December 21, 1873 and died in Madison (Wisconsin) on Sunday May 21, 1922 at the age of 48. He is buried at Forest Hill Cemetery (Dane County, Wisconsin).
      • Madison is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Pleasant Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Sydney Ainsworth<3>
    • Eugene Matthew Brabender     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in Madison (Wisconsin) on Saturday August 16, 1941 and died in Madison (Wisconsin) on Friday December 27, 1996 at the age of 55. He is buried at St. Barnabas Cemetery (Dane County, Wisconsin).
      • Madison is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Pleasant Springs.
      • Madison is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Pleasant Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eugene Matthew Brabender<3>
    • Ronnie Caldwell     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday December 27, 1948 and died in Madison (Wisconsin) on Sunday December 10, 1967 at the age of 19. He is buried at Memorial Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Madison is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Pleasant Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronnie Caldwell<3>
    • John Steuart Curry     (Painter, muralist)
      • Painter, muralist. He was born in Dunavant (Kansas) on Sunday November 14, 1897 and died in Madison (Wisconsin) on Thursday August 29, 1946 at the age of 48. He is buried at Reformed Presbyterian Church Cemetery (Jefferson County, Kansas).
      • Madison is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Pleasant Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Steuart Curry<3>
    • Kenneth Sydney Davis     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Salina (Kansas) on Sunday September 29, 1912 and died in Madison (Wisconsin) on Thursday June 10, 1999 at the age of 86. The body was cremated.
      • Madison is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Pleasant Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kenneth Sydney Davis<3>
    • Christopher Crosby 'Chris' Farley     (Comedian, actor)
      • Comedian, actor. He was born in Madison (Wisconsin) on Saturday February 15, 1964 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Thursday December 18, 1997 at the age of 33.
      • Madison is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Pleasant Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Christopher Crosby 'Chris' Farley<3>
    • Stan 'Foxy' Fox     (Race car driver)
      • Race car driver. He was born in Janesville (Wisconsin) on Monday July 7, 1952 and died in Manawatu-Wanganui (New Zealand) on Monday December 18, 2000 at the age of 48. He is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery (Rock County, Wisconsin).
      • Janesville is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Pleasant Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stan 'Foxy' Fox<3>
    • Gale Herbert Gillingham     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Madison (Wisconsin) on Thursday February 3, 1944 and died in Little Falls (Minnesota) on Thursday October 20, 2011 at the age of 67. He is buried at Oakland Cemetery (Morrison County, Minnesota).
      • Madison is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Pleasant Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gale Herbert Gillingham<3>
    • Frederick Charles 'Fred' Merkle     (Major League Baseball)
    • Charles 'Kid' Nichols     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Madison (Wisconsin) on Tueday September 14, 1869 and died in Kansas City (Missouri) on Saturday April 11, 1953 at the age of 83. He is buried at Mt. Moriah Cemetery (Jackson County, Missouri).
      • Madison is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Pleasant Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles 'Kid' Nichols<3>
    • William Conrad Styles Severson     (Sculptor)
    • Arthur 'Sailor Art' Thomas, Sr.     (Professional wrestler)
      • Professional wrestler. He was born in Gurdon (Arkansas) on Wednesday January 30, 1924 and died in Fitchburg (Wisconsin) on Thursday March 20, 2003 at the age of 79. He is buried at Forest Hill Cemetery (Dane County, Wisconsin).
      • Fitchburg is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the west of Pleasant Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arthur 'Sailor Art' Thomas, Sr.<3>
    • Robert James 'Red' Wilson     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Thursday March 7, 1929 and died in Madison (Wisconsin) on Friday August 8, 2014 at the age of 85. He is buried at Forest Hill Cemetery (Dane County, Wisconsin).
      • Madison is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Pleasant Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert James 'Red' Wilson<3>

How Far From Pleasant Springs to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Pleasant Springs to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Pleasant Springs and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Madison, which is the Seat of Dane County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Pleasant Springs to Madison, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest (NW). The buggy would take nearly four hours and walking would take five to six hours.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 692 miles [1,113.7 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 40 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,185 miles [9,953.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,929 miles [11,151.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,819 miles [7,755.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Pleasant Springs: www.pleasantsprings.org/

The official website for Dane County: www.co.dane.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pleasant Springs) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Pleasant Springs. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pleasant SpringsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pleasant Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.9719, Longitude: -89.1904       In this case, the coordinates for Pleasant Springs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<4>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<5>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Pleasant Springs to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.474 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.67 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.036 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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